Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez Officially Completes West Ham United Transfer

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJuly 24, 2017

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 21: Chicharito of Bayer Leverkusen gestures during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Bayer Leverkusen and Club Atletico de Madrid at BayArena on February 21, 2017 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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West Ham United have completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez.

The Hammers confirmed Chicharito's switch via their official Twitter account on Monday:

The Mexico international rose to prominence at Manchester United, becoming a hugely popular figure at Old Trafford before his permanent departure to the Bundesliga in 2015.

Often used as a goalscoring substitute by iconic United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Hernandez commanded a starting role at Leverkusen before returning to the Premier League.

The 29-year-old scored 34 goals for the German team in two seasons, per WhoScored.com, as he excelled in the Bundesliga and European competition.

Chicharito is the perfect signing for West Ham, and if they can create opportunities in the penalty area next season, the Mexican will find the back of the net on a regular basis.

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